July 22

How I did hair! or, Boy I Sure Put That Off

a) A year minus a day ago (!), I asked for haircut help. I said I'd report back, and so here I am! b) It's been so long that I felt bizarrely guilty about asking other questions later when I still hadn't taken the advice from the hair Ask! Have you posted to AskMe and then procrastinated forever about acting on the advice? Please tell me it's not just me. [more inside]

July 21

Out of the Blue, episode #1: The Snail That Wouldn’t Die

In 1846, a dead snail was glued to a specimen card in the British Museum. In 1850, somebody realized that the snail…wasn’t so dead after all, kicking off a curious story of molluskular stoicism that charmed the mid 19th C. science-and-nature circuit. But what went on in the ensuing 150 years? Site user "nicebookrack" wanted to know, and posted question to Ask MetaFilter asking, well, whatever happened to the snail that wouldn’t die? [more inside]

Two hundred tiny tweets?

The formatting of the story in the How I Quit Spin post drives me up the wall, and I propose that we should avoid linking to stories formatted that way on Metafilter. [more inside]

edgeways has passed away

Sad news: long-time Metafilter community member edgeways, Edgewood Smith, passed away last week. [more inside]

July 20

A thread for Bandcamp Fan Pages

If you buy music on Bandcamp and have made your fan page public, what is it? (Mine is Mister Meows, but lives at runciblejones because such things can't be changed.) The MetaFilter CD swaps have demonstrated that many MeFites are into music that's up my ally, and it'd be cool to see what folks are grooving to on a more regular basis.

Fanfare: Previous/Next Episode Link?

I've really been enjoying Fanfare posts and the ensuing discussions with serialized shows like True Detective and Fringe. I'd like to have a link that goes back to the last episode's discussion thread. [more inside]

What the heck is securewebhosting.org?

securewebhosting.org

In addition to that weirdness, googling securewebhosting & metafilter gives me pages like http://faq.metafilter.com​/237/​Secure​Webhosting​-and-copyright, which is even weirder. Is there some reasonable explanation to all of this that I'm not yet caffeinated enough to figure out myself?

July 17

Show Us Your Desk, 2015 Edition

It has been awhile. Show us your workspace!

July 16

Emotional [Labor] Rescue

I just wanted to call out as fabulous this thread on the concept of emotional labor. It shifted something in the way I see the world and made obvious so many things I noticed every day but thought of as disconnected. There are so many fascinating, honest, brutal, mind-altering stories in that thread; it is worth anyone's time to read it, even if you think you might not be interested. [more inside]

How to save the last space I've read to in a long thread?

What is the best way to save the place one has read to in a long thread? [more inside]

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